Sylhet landslide leaves two dead

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 16 Mar 2017, 13:14:33

Landslide at quarry in Sylhet's Jaflong leaves two workers killed

Sylhet landslide leaves two dead
A landslide at a quarry in Sylhet has left two workers killed and as many hospitalised.

The incident has been reported from Gowainghat Upazila's Jaflong on Thursday morning, reports

Gowainghat police OC Delwar Hossain said the landslide occurred at a quarry in Nayabasti area around 9:00am.

Those killed have been identified as 35-year-old Akram Hossain and 25-year-old Lechhu Mia. They hailed from Sylhet's Jalalabad.

OC Hossain said the landslide on the banks of Piyan River left two workers killed on the spot.

Two others have been rushed to the Osmani Medical College hospital in Sylhet City, he added.

In the last one and a half months, at least 13 workers died in landslides at three quarries in Companiganj and Gowainghat Upazilas.  In the latest incident on Mar 8, a worker died at quarry at Jaflong's Joom area.
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